Education

Education Matters
12:36 pm
Thu May 5, 2011

Young Audiences of Louisiana

New Orleans, LA – Most people think of art in the classroom as art for art's sake, not as an essential tool employed by schools to achieve academic or personal success. Since the 1960's, however, Young Audiences of Louisiana has grown into an arts education organization that integrates dance, music, visual and theatrical arts into the studies of New Orleans' public school students.

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WWNO Commentary
12:00 am
Sat April 30, 2011

Can't We All Just Get Along?

Dr. Andre Perry

New Orleans, LA – Andre Perry discusses the relationship between universities and K-12 school reformers.

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Education Matters
12:37 pm
Thu April 21, 2011

KIDsmART in New Orleans

New Orleans, LA – Many assume some form of the visual arts are, at least to some degree or another, a part of public school students' education. But not in New Orleans. However, thanks to local non-profit, KIDsmART, not only are some local schools embracing the arts for arts sake, they're integrating the arts directly into their core curriculum. Producer Angela Taylor reports.

We also invite your comments or ideas for future reports: educationmatters@wwno.org.

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Education Matters
12:37 pm
Wed April 13, 2011

A New Superintendent for the RSD

New Orleans, LA – Louisiana's Recovery School District has hired John White to replace Paul Vallas as the new superintendent. State superintendent Paul Pastorek formally introduced White at a press conference in New Orleans last week. Angela Taylor has the story.

We also invite your comments or ideas for future reports: educationmatters@wwno.org.

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Education Matters
12:37 pm
Thu April 7, 2011

Scott S. Cowen Institute Releases Public School Finances Report

New Orleans, LA – The Scott S. Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives recently released a school finances report as part of its "State of Public Education in New Orleans" series. It's a rare opportunity to get a glimpse at the overall fiscal health of the city's public school system. Angela Taylor brings us the report's overview.

We also invite your comments or ideas for future reports: educationmatters@wwno.org.

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Education Matters
12:38 pm
Thu March 24, 2011

NOCCA Culinary Arts Studio Opens

New Orleans, LA – The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts formalized a new pillar of artistic study this week with a dedication ceremony in its new kitchen. Producer Angela Taylor reports.
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Education Matters
12:38 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

School Choices at the Schools Expo

This year's Schools Expo is sponsored by the Urban League of Greater New Orleans.

New Orleans, LA – With 80 public schools in the city, all managed and operated by varying entities and each charter being a school district unto itself, the most ambitious parent can easily find the entire process of choosing and applying to schools overwhelming. Angela Taylor takes a look at how parents are faring with the system.

We also invite your comments or ideas for future reports: educationmatters@wwno.org.

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WWNO Commentary
6:52 pm
Fri March 11, 2011

There's a Cost to Being a Thought Leader

Dr. Andre Perry

New Orleans, LA – Dr. Andre Perry discusses budget cuts in education.

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Education Matters
11:45 am
Thu March 3, 2011

2011 New Orleans Parents Guide to Public Schools

New Orleans, LA – The 2011 New Orleans Parents' Guide to Public Schools has arrived. WWNO's Angela Taylor introduces the producers of this important resource for parents.

To learn more about the New Orleans Parents' Organization Network and to download your copy of the latest parents guide, visit their website. We also invite your comments or ideas for future reports: educationmatters@wwno.org

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WWNO Commentary
7:01 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

Striking the Knowledge Factory

Dr. Andre Perry

New Orleans, LA – Dr, Andre Perry discusses a need to return to teaching for creativity instead of test-taking.

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